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The Seven Wonders stand out from the rest of the monuments all over the world for their extraordinary architecture and artistry. This article features the greatest natural wonders and man-made monuments throughout history.

Taj Mahal, Agra

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A reflection of Shah Jahan’s profound love for his wife, this tomb is assessed as one of the seven wonders of the world, comprising the greatest architectural features and inlaid gemstone décor on ivory-white marble.

The Taj Mahal stands on the banks of the Yamuna River and is surrounded by furnished gardens and a huge fountain. It is a perfect tourist attraction that draws 8 million visitors every year.

Great Wall of China, Beijing

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The Great Wall of China, which dates back to the 7th century BC, extends up to 21,196 kilometres and is an extraordinary fortress erected across China’s borders to separate territories.

The wall’s best sections are perfect for hiking through steep valleys, snowy mountains, and other sceneries. Tourists mainly visit Beijing and Mutianyu, the best-preserved section of the Wall which were once an ancient battleground. The Great Wall offers a variety of tours and parts to choose from, depending on your interests.

Machu Pichu, Peru

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This Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera, was built on top of tectonic plates by earthquakes in the 15th century. The outstanding architecture is known for its dry-stone walls fused with boulders without mortar which demonstrates how Incas were ahead of their time.

Machu Pichu is shrouded in mystery since its original purpose is uncertain, however, climbing the peaks is absolutely free and also provides the visitor with a panoramic view of the ruins and the Urubamba River.

The Colosseum, Rome

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The oval-shaped colosseum built in 80 AD in Rome’s heartland is the largest amphitheatre in the world and a relic of Imperial Rome and its distinct civilization.

Since Emperor Vespasian erected it, the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Theatre, has hosted numerous gladiator fights, mock sea battles, animal hunting games, and executions. Only a portion of the original structure remains today, but once held over 50,000 people.

Christ the Redeemer Statue

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The most famous Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro was commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. It is one of the seven wonders of the world because it is a sacred symbol that stands 38 metres tall as a gigantic protector of the people and has a comprehensive soapstone structure.

Petra, Jordan

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Petra is known for its sophisticated architecture and well-designed water channel systems, and it is home to tourist attractions such as the long Siq, the Temple of Winged Lions, and the Treasury. The spectacular red stone architecture and an entire city built out of rocks give Petra the nickname Rose City. The city draws millions of visitors from all over the world and takes a place out of the seven wonders of the world.

Chichen Itza, Mexico

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Chichen Itza means “at the mouth of Itza’s well,” is the last figment of the Terminal Classic, pre-Columbian period, when it was erected by the Mayan and Yucatan people. The holy shrine contains the best remains of the Jaguar throne.

The Kukulcan Pyramid is made of bigger pyramids upon smaller ones and is the major tourist site. Other popular tourist attractions at Chichen Itza include the Temple of Warriors, El Castillo, and the Great Ball Court.

Written by Krishna Manohar

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